Your computer will work just fine if you install the faster RAM. It will simply run at the slower 1333Mhz speed. Your motherboard will recognize those faster RAM sticks as being compatible (because they are) and allow the system to boot up and operate normally after you install them.
- 1 What happens if I use ram of a faster speed than the CPU supports?
- 2 Can I use 3200MHz ram in 2400mhz motherboard?
- 3 Can I use 2666mhz ram in 2400mhz motherboard?
- 4 Can I put 3200MHz ram in 2933MHz motherboard?
- 5 Can wrong RAM damage motherboard?
- 6 Can I use 1600mHz ram in 1333mHz motherboard?
- 7 Can a 3000mhz ram in 2666MHz motherboard?
- 8 Can I use 2666MHz ram in 2133mhz motherboard?
- 9 Can I use 3200 and 3600 Ram together?
- 10 Is 2666MHz RAM better than 2400MHz?
What happens if I use ram of a faster speed than the CPU supports?
If the RAM is faster than necessary, the CPU still waits that very specific time, and there is no improvement in system performance.
Can I use 3200MHz ram in 2400mhz motherboard?
Yes, as long as the motherboard is DDR4 compatible. This means that the sticks are 288 DIMMs and the motherboard supports that. While the label on the RAM kit may say “3200mhz,” that is simply the speed it can run at when overclocked with XMP.
Can I use 2666mhz ram in 2400mhz motherboard?
If my motherboard supports ram up to 2400mhz, will the 2666mhz still work but bottle-necked at 2400mhz? As long as the speed is higher then you can run it. 2666mhz is just the maximum speed your ram will run at, but it can go any speed below just fine.
Can I put 3200MHz ram in 2933MHz motherboard?
TL;DR Yes, you can. What’s given is: A motherboard that supports DDR4 speeds up to 3200MHz. A CPU that supports DDR4 speeds up to 2933MHz.
Can wrong RAM damage motherboard?
You can force them in with excessive force, but you will then permanently damage the motherboard slots, and possibly the RAM too. So before even thinking about trying them, you need to make sure they are the same type of RAM. As for electrically compatible, you should research your motherboard and see what it supports.
Can I use 1600mHz ram in 1333mHz motherboard?
The compatibility of the ram depends more on your motherboard than your cpu. If your motherboard supports the 1600mHz, then it is likely that the g3258 will also. However, the cpu spec sheet says that it only supports up to 1333mHz, so if you use 1600mHz sticks it may downclock them to 1333mHz.
Can a 3000mhz ram in 2666MHz motherboard?
No. The RAM will run at the JEDEC standard and work just fine.
Can I use 2666MHz ram in 2133mhz motherboard?
Yes, you can. When the BIOS detects that the RAM is too fast for the memory controller or faster than the rest of the system memory, the fastest RAM will be clocked down to the speed of the slowest RAM. In your case, the CPU doesn’t support more than 2133 MHz so the additional stick will also be run at the same speed.
Can I use 3200 and 3600 Ram together?
Yes you can, and no, it won’t hurt them. Think of 3600 as their tachometer red line. Above that speed, they won’t work well, and might overheat. 3200 is fine.
Is 2666MHz RAM better than 2400MHz?
Yes but the timings and the clock speed will reduce to match the slower stick. So your 2666mhz stick will slow down to 2400mhz, and the timing of the faster stick will reduce to match the slower one. Unless you need more ram I’d suggest just sticking the 2666mhz stick in alone.